wrongful death action

Definition of "wrongful death action"
  1. A type of legal lawsuit initiated by the representative of a deceased person, such as a spouse or parent, with the goal of seeking compensation for the survivors or the deceased's estate due to a death caused wrongfully
How to use "wrongful death action" in a sentence
  1. The family decided to file a wrongful death action to acquire damages after their loved one passed away due to negligence.
  2. The lawyer suggested filing a wrongful death action to seek compensation for the children and estate of the deceased.
  3. The court awarded damages in the wrongful death action to assist the financial losses suffered by the decedent's family.

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